April 2, 2010 at 1:50 pm
Rumours are circulating that Intel is delaying its next generation CULV processors until the third quarter of this year at the earliest, as it looks to exhaust existing supplies following weaker than expected sales of ultra-thin notebooks. Manufacturers saw ultra-thins contribute 10-15 percent of 2009 shipments, lower than the 20-30 percent forecasted.
The fact that Acer has stopped production of ultra-thins featuring CULV processors hasn’t helped and is believed to be one of the factors contributing to the delay. Acer recently announced its TimelineX notebooks that feature Intel’s Calpella processors. The launch of new CULV processors will very much depend on demand according to the Digitimes report and it’s no certainty that we’ll see it appear at all.